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OSAGE COUNTY   — Constitution Party Midwest Regional Chairman Paul Venable and those in the organization believe vetting is an important process, while Osage County Democrat Central … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson delivered his final State of the State address Jan. 17 with education, workforce development and infrastructure among key priorities as he unveiled a record … more
The Missouri Republican State Committee has announced it expects to host a traditional caucus on March 2 to choose its presidential preference candidate and has set the following rules for the … more
Missouri’s second-longest serving member of Congress announced Thursday he will not seek a ninth term. U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, a Republican who turns 72 this year, said in a social … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri General Assembly passed two lengthy public safety bills with wide-ranging provisions Thursday, covering topics from celebratory gunfire to fentanyl test strips. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Senators debated a bill regarding a presidential primary Thursday afternoon, with many voicing concerns about election integrity and cost incurred by local election officials. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation barring minors from receiving gender-affirming care and preventing transgender youths from playing on sports teams that match their gender identity was sent … more
JEFFERSON CITY — When Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court in June 2022, trigger laws went into effect to ban or restrict abortion in many states, including Missouri. The … more
JEFFERSON CITY — With three days remaining in the Missouri General Assembly’s 2023 session, many Republican priorities have yet to get to the floor for final action. The House on … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The House approved compromise legislation Tuesday that asks voters to make it more difficult to amend the state constitution. HJR 43  changes the initiative petition … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, says he didn’t think he would win when he first appeared on the 2012 ballot for a state House seat. Voters in the 44th House District … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The largest road construction project in state history — nearly $3 billion to rebuild Interstate 70 across Missouri — now only needs the signature of Gov. Mike … more
Norman Brown spent 31 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder when he was 17, though he never killed anyone. After his release in 2018 thanks to a lawsuit against the state, … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The House gave initial approval Tuesday to a resolution that would ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment forbidding ranked-choice voting. Rep. Ben Baker, … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The House passed legislation Monday that would extend Medicaid benefits to eligible postpartum women for a period of 12 months following the end of their pregnancy. The vote … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The legislature’s top open enrollment advocates both say they feel optimistic about passing legislation this session — but possible changes to the flagship bill in … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The majority of the appropriations bills relating to the state budget were sent to a conference committee by the Missouri Senate on Thursday. The committee will be made up … more
Mel Tully, an MU student receiving gender-affirming care through the Student Health Center, faces a lot of unknowns as Attorney General Andrew Bailey seeks to enforce an emergency regulation … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Work on annual appropriations bills in the Senate ground to a halt Tuesday over the question of a ban on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The House approved … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A broad House education bill earned support at a Senate hearing Tuesday although some questioned the long-term effectiveness of its funding proposals. House Bill 497 … more
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